DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Karo Parisyan was one of the top welterweights in the world before being cut from the UFC amid rumors of a painkiller addiction. After a one year absence from the octagon, Parisyan is set to make his return at UFC 123 on November 20. This Friday on "Inside MMA," Parisyan clears the air about his rumored drug addiction and talks about his return to the UFC.
"This is my sport, this is my life, and this is what I want to do," says Parisyan. "I've fought for a living since I was a 14-year old boy. I'm very happy that Dana gave me another shot."
Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten are also joined by UFC light heavyweight phenom Jon "Bones" Jones and agent Malki Kawa to breakdown UFC 119 and DREAM 16, plus preview the K-1 World GP Final 16. The panel also tackles steroids in MMA in light of Chael Sonnen's recent, failed test.
Jones also tells the panel that he is sick of having to prove that he's a good wrestler and, he talks about his next opponent Ryan Bader.
"I'm trying to secure a respect level in my wrestling," says Jones. "So I'm sure [with] Ryan Bader, the advantage that he'll have going in is to be the better wrestler, and I'm going to try to prove UFC wrong again."
Kawa discusses his recent public firing by Matt Mitrione on the nationally televised UFC 119 Prelim broadcast, finding a silver lining in the incident.
"Well first and foremost thank you Matt because I'm here on HDNet and it seems like I have become a celebrity overnight," says Kawa. "Everybody wants to talk to me all of the sudden."
Plus Ron Kruck's "Inside American's Gyms" series features the Premier Combat Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
A preview of the show is available at: http://blog.hdnetfights.com/post/1218191782/inside-mma-preview
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